About your Search

20130102
20130102
STATION
CNNW 8
MSNBCW 7
CSPAN 5
CSPAN2 4
FBC 3
KQEH (PBS) 2
WBFF (FOX) 1
WTTG 1
LANGUAGE
English 42
Search Results 0 to 41 of about 42 (some duplicates have been removed)
. but i think it'll change eventually. >> so what did you make of all of the talk after obama's election in 2008 that we have moved into a post-race society? america has put racism and the structures of thought and the structures of power that arrive from that behind us? >> that was just, that was my favorite, favorite act of wishful thinking, you know? that was my favorite moment of collective wishful thinking. i mean, that's gibberish, you know? that's gibberish. the election of one person doesn't speak to larger issues, i think, the way that people would like it to. we have to address always not what happens to one individual, but what is happening to communities. the individual, hey, the individual you could get a woman elect her to this office. and the majority of women are not getting these kind of jobs. you can have a will smith who's, you know, headlining hollywood films and yet, african-american actors are utterly underemployed in every other area. and for me, i think that the focus on the individuals allows people to distort what's really, really happening. and listen, this is
in these past two elections by what a wonderful president i feel barack obama is and by how important i think it is that he get a chance to govern, if that's possible. with this congress. but anyway, my father really gave me my politics, probably that happened with a lot of us here. and we grew up in north carolina he was a -- i'm a yellow dog democrat, as he was, an unapologetic liberal, definite progressive in my politics and my beliefs. and in a way i sort ofty -- i sort of think that i was defined, and i'm surprised to hear myself say it, but defined by jesse helms to a certain extent. [laughter] because in north carolina in those days jesse helms owned the only tv station, it was wral in raleigh, and he would go on at -- the programming was thin on the ground, and he would go on and deliver these creeds or harangues, these rants. and those of us living in chapel hill, north carolina, where my father was, worked for the university of north carolina, he had studied medicine in came brick in -- in cambridge in massachusetts and had met my mother there, but he had moved the family back to no
's re-election and obama could not make himself. no one is better at mastering the math of the complicated questions. the number of things he put on the table with the democratic national convention and talked us through were incredible. he just has that ability. i think it was a called a high point of the entire political life. i think they are different people. they probably are the two smartest people who were ever president of the united states. i think that bill clinton who was someone who could never make up his mind. he would make a decision and reverse it the next day. he was up until 3:00 in the morning debating them. president obama doesn't work that way. he gets the opinions and hearing them out and has a sense of what the time frame is to make a decision and makes a decision. they are different in the style. that's why the bill clinton white house was frequently chaotic and whatever you want to say about the barack obama white house. it's not chaotic. >> sort of followup to the question. but to your response, if she's a bridge builder and bridge builders some
where christie, game changer for the election, where christie went and embraced obama. that was a big deal. he was the main people surrogate for romney campaigning in the election for him to validate and say hey, this guy is doing a great job. didn't help days before the election. >> eric: big story. sandy. christie. two big stories. >> kimberly: yes. >> eric: juan, what about you, sir? actually i don't think there is any -- >> juan: i don't think there is any question. the big story of the year was the election. the big story here is the change in the way technology, media treats an election. i remember the debate. the first debate. won by romney. the way i was looking at it. obama is not doing bad. not doing great but basically you got to knock out the champ to beat him. it didn't see a knock-out. all my friends like sean hannity, i sit next two on twitter and they're scoring the debate minute by minute, everything going on in social media. in that case, romney was the winner. that's true with fundraising. each campaign raised $1 billion. how much money is that? for what? >> andrea:
an election. i remember the debate. the first debate. won by romney. the way i was looking at it. obama is not doing bad. not doing great but basically you got to knock out the champ to beat him. it didn't see a knock-out. all my friends like sean hannity, i sit next two on twitter and they're scoring the debate minute by minute, everything going on in social media. in that case, romney was the winner. that's true with fundraising. each campaign raised $1 billion. how much money is that? for what? >> andrea: how could you think that obama was doing just okay job? just h -- >> juan: i thought he was doing fine. >> andrea: the only person in the world. i wish you for my math teacher in high school. >> greg: mitt lost. like talking about the game won by the last place team. it doesn't matter. >> eric: not surprised this is the big story. >> juan: how many hours did we spend talking about the election? >> eric: hours. >> juan: thank you. >> andrea: give him a mulligan. do another one. eric, what about you? >> eric: my favorite story, i don't why, but the red bull, the guy who jumped out lit
to oliver north.com. that will work as well. president obama's re-election reigniting the debate illegal immigration. would a republican shift on illegal immigration bring hispanic voters under the republican banner? manhattan institute fellow, heather mcdonald our guest her next [ rosa ] i'm rosa and i quit smoking with chantix. when the doctor told me that i could smoke for the first week... i'm like...yeah, ok... little did i know that one week later i wasn't smoking. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these stop taking chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of depression or other mental health problems, which could get worse while taking chantix. don't take chantix if you've had a serus allergic or skin reaction to it. if you develop these stop taking chantix and see your doctor right
of the white house of barack obamae and his re-election team that narrative, watch this. >> it was frustrating to watch a guy lie to the american people and not be counter punched because we were afraid he would be called an angry black man. when i see the president i don't see a black man. >> iteq is dishonest. you are playing that little ethnic card there. >> he keeps saying chicago. >> he keeps saying chicago. it is another thing that sends the message. he is helping the poor people in the bad neighborhoods. >> dog whistle is a dog whistle. a trumpet call is another. >> it is not necessarily bad in all cases. it is slang. it does president mean evil. it is pretty blatant. >> without getting into the argument whether he is taking thnte president out of context, he is still using the term foreign. i will tell you this is happening every day. it is a dog whistle. >> what is this grand wizzard nonsense? >> arell we the ku klux klan? give me a break. don't go there with me on that. >> okay, good. thank you. there is none of those problems over there. t all of those birthers out there. >> dog whi
. this brinksmanship is negative for the whole process but it does reflect how divided we are. president obama won the election. he said he wanted to raise revenues but the republicans who ran the districts ran on the platform of lowering taxes so this was a tough situation for them. they had to do something they knew the country validated with that election, but their own constituents said no, so there is a polar tug-of-war here that's going to continue. >> congressman peter welch, thank you for speaking with us today. >> thank you. >>> coming up in an hour, we'll talk with republican senate john barraso from wyoming about what he thinks about the deal. >>> the big city mayor applauds congress for reaching a fiscal cliff deal but urges lawmakers to do more. we'll talk to philadelphia's mayor michael nutter. >>> art is what can't be proven math metically, where science ends, the part that makes you feel good but you don't know why, the way the object feels and looks and you can almost if it's perfectly created explain it to somebody else afterwards but in the creation part you can't. you can see h
of these tax cuts should be extended -- this is obama's pound of flesh because he won the presidential election. he's the one insisting that tacks go up. they'll take $500 billion out of savings over the next decade and give it to the federal government. this is not helpful to the economy, and it will hurt the economy. remember obama is not just raising taxes on the rich right now. we're about to enter a decade where a trillion dollars is going to be taken away from the american people in higher taxes to pay for obama-care. this was passed only by democrats. it is entirely a democrat tax increase. and it includes many taxes that directly hit middle income and lower income people. so obama's tax increase is not just the top tax rates. it's people -- if you have bad health problems and you spend more than 7.5% of your adjusted gross income on out of pocket health costs, you used to be able to deduct anything above that. thanks to obama's law, obama-care, that's now 10%. so $2 million to $3 million will be taken out of people average income $53,000 a year, who are lower income, middle income and s
the republicans have a big problem here. barack obama and the democrats fought the election on this issue and they won and then they did what they said they were going to do and they did it in a unified, coherent way, where they all delivered the same message. >> but you know what their argument is. their argument is the american people may have wanted tax toes go up on the rich but they also wanted spending cuts and that's what they didn't get. >> we're going to have another fight in a couple months. the democrats are unified -- the problem for the republicans is the democrats are unified and the republicans, all over the map. if you spent the last two weeks watching your show and every other show on cable tv, the republicans are everywhere. they don't have a consistent, coherent spokesperson delivering a consistent, coherent message and that's a problem for them. >> let's see if they're consistent tomorrow because the vote for house speak ser is up when the new congress convenes. take a listen. >> republicans weren't with him butt house was. 151 of us voted no. just like t.a.r.p., the v
're not for and neither were the american people as they said in this election when they voted for president obama's reelection, were not for giving give-aways in terms of billions in tax breaks to the wealthiest, most fortunate americans when we have to get a handle on our deficit and get our economy turned around and get back to creating jobs. >> thanks. doctors say secretary of state hillary clinton is making excellent progress as she recovers from a blood clot found behind her right ear. she's expected to make a full recovery. the potentially thrive-threatening condition was discovered during a routine mri. >>> the nation is not going off the fiscal cliff, at least for now. how are the markets reacting and what does it mean for your money? >> dismissive attitude that was shown last night toward new york, new jersey and connecticut typifies i believe a strain in the republican party. i know this is not the place to discuss politics, but that politics seeped over into a governmental decision that was made. i can't imagine that type of indifference, that type of disregard. >> this isn't about peo
of all of the maryland referendem questioos and the re-election of president obama. pbama. &p///pkg/////obama//tc 7:08:4777:08:58incue: "much more iger liie this year..." outcue: "he seems to agree with."//terror phreats/// tc 7:10:50- 7:11:22incue: "our enemies who want to hurt us."outcue: "as well as united states." //weather// "here we are getting our usual suspeccs.outcue:"we are goiig tt be ok." //scandal///c 7::6:33-7717:03 you thought it was safe...en - outcuu: "is going to be charged 3&pwith huge cooruption."//stem cells//tc 7:17:18-7:17:39 incce: "aloog the lines of stem cells i'vv beennfeeling for some timm...outcue: as time goes on." ///fashioo// tc 7:15:26-7:15540incue: "aa i have predicted short skirts heels higher, glamore, glamore outcuu: "as some eople will i'm suue."///ravens// tc 7:18:49-7:19:05incue: "i feel the ravens thissyear are like the energizer bunny." outcue: " quitt a surprise."///orioles//tc 7:19:19-:19:33iicue:the outcue:this yyar once again." ///spiritual// tc 3 7:18:12-7:18:31 incue: "in listening." 3 baby expecte
commentary on election night, quote, a couple of hours before president obama was declared the vick toy bill o'reilly offered his explanation why mitt romney was about to lose because it's a changing country it's not a traditional america anymore. in case anyone might be confused about the meaning of traditional, he elaborated, white establishment is now minority. in other words, the problem was too many voters of color. how vile. how vile. in other words, you pinheads have no right to lie about me by putting fabricated words in my mouth. that's not what i said. you disgrace the journalism industry. you seek to demonize anyone who disagrees with your far left view. am i being clear enough? the white establishment no longer dominates the political field in america. that is crystal clear. i don't lament that. i'm not pining for a return to calvin coolidge, i just reported it, but for crazed ideologues, that's inconsequence. they summed up saying, quote, it's encouraging that many republicans are repudiating and contemptuous, contemptible o'reilly-mitt romney world view. here is what's really c
obama to be honest. your poll numbers are showing that type of drop. it happened very quickly. >>neil: i look at bad poll numbers for congress, as well. >>guest: that is true. you do not elect a congress. you elect a congress person. that is the big difference. you elect a president. when the negatives are out of orbit, it is hard to bring them back. nixon could not do it, and i don't think obama can, either. he only has one term left. >>neil: well...ronald reagan when he agreed in the 1986 tax hike to raise taxes although they were lower than when he came into office he agreed with a commitment to cut spending at the time the ratio was 3-1 spending cuts over hikes. that did not pan out but it wasn't 41-1, the ratio of hikes to cuts now. that worries me, that there is no push behind the deal. >>guest: it was 1982 he did the tradeoff of 3-1. that did not work out. he got the $98 billion tax increase. bob dole publicked that through. he got a promise of three times as many. in 1986 it was revenue neutral. not a dollar more or less. so we property the rates down to 28 percent and created th
, there was an interesting piece a few weeks ago. he analyzed the election results and said there were two parallel americas that have taken place. the democrats of young voters and they are clustered tightly in cities and metropolitan areas that obama won this year by winning 150 fewer counties nationally than michael dukakis. that's 130. 130 fewer than michael dukakis won. that vote was able to deliver it for president obama. because it is so packed, you have a majority of strongly house districts. this is the new norm where the changing demographics will put a president in place to reflect those values of that coalition. at the house level, you will have a different america represented. there is no room for a meeting place there. >> it's really a challenge because along with the demographic change and the rural splat, you find the difference in world view. on the one hand, the individualism which is at the core of the republican world view turned into a hostility to government in general which is very widespread in south and rural areas and places where you don't need that much government. if you live in
. grover norquist. we had an election and boehner was elected speaker now lame duck obama should get over it. >> okay, a boehner hasn't been -- boehner hasn't been elected to anything yet because there's going to be a fight between him and eric cantor coming up. >> stephanie: crazy cowboy, eric eric cantor. >> okay corral. and it won't be okay for you. it will be super okay for me because i moisturize. >> stephanie: oh, boehner boehner. ♪ ♪ i am just an orange boy ♪ ♪ i have squandered my influence for a pocketful of tax cuts for the filthy rich ♪ ♪ my eyes get wet still a man cries when he thinks about which fabric is the best ♪ ♪ on the house floor stands the boehner and he's whining constantly ♪ ♪ and the fiscal cliff reminds him of every vote that let him down ♪ ♪ as he cried out in his anger and his shame ♪ ♪ i'm weeping i am weeping but he still remains ♪ ♪ crying eyes ♪ ♪ crying eyes ♪ >> yea! rocky mountain mike. >> stephanie: rocky mountain mike never on vacation.
to pass it. >> jessic charactejessica, this from what president obama ran on to get re-elected. he wanted taxes on more than 250,000. looks like for individuals 450,000. >> the tax difference is a change, but let's remember he put a $400,000 tax threshold on the table as part of his negotiations with speaker boehner. so while some progressives are upset about that difference, the thing that the vice president heard about the most when he went to meet with democrats today was that democrats are upset about how this sets them up for the next fight, and that is the battle over the debt ceiling. and in two months time, the nation hits the debt limit again. this does not include a mechanism to avoid that fight. and there was a lot of concern about that. and the vice president had to take a lot of questions, about 45 minutes he took questions from about 20 different members and that, i'm told, was the top concern among democrats. the white house will just have to wage that balgtz whttle when comes some time in february. that's when the spending cuts that have been delayed also kick in. this wil
hard. but we said from the beginning the democrats and obama had more leverage coming out of the elections than republicans out of the 2010 elections. it was almost inevitable they would have to cave to some degree. melissa: what about this next fight over the debt ceiling? do they final have some leverage? they have given in on tax hikes. the wealthy are getting soaked. we're moving on. now they have the debt ceiling. do they have leverage now? >> yeah, they have leverage but i don't think you will see big enough cuts. the american people will lose here. the tax increases will be minimal. now democrats purpose now to minimize the spending and enlightment cuts. so i think we get a couple trillion out of what will be another 12 to 15 trillion added to the definite deficit next 10 years it is not going to be enough. melissa: jonathan, what do you think?. >> entitlements are the core of this problem. poe lit toes on both side of the aisle said time and time again. they haven't been up to the. i doubt they will be touched in any serious way. you're seeing longer term trends, g
, to punish obama for winning and the people who elected him. yeah, you talk about sore losers. [♪ theme music ♪] >> bill: good morning sports fans, and welcome, welcome to the "full court press" here this wednesday morning january 2nd. good to see you here today. it's the "full court press" on current tv in the first workday of this new year 2013 and we have a deal yes. house republicans last night caved in and agreed to schedule a vote on a bill that had passed the senate and the house, and president obama says he will sign it. now we'll have to take a look at it, and see how good of deal it is. the "full court press" right here on current tv. stay with us. it. really? you're going to lay people off because now the government is going to help you fund your healthcare. really? i want to have those conversations, not to be confrontational, but to understand what the other side is saying, and i'd like to arm our viewers with the ability to argue with their conservative uncle joe over the dinner table. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but s
. >>> plus, digital dominance. the man behind the obama campaign's tech-savvy ride to re-election. we'll be talking to chuck todd. you're watching "the daily rundown," only on msnbc. 7 how-to knowledge to give us an edge, and more savings down every aisle. it only takes a few twists and turns for those bright ideas to make the new year even brighter. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. start fresh and save with hdx 20 gallon totes, a special buy at just $5.88 a piece. i hate getting up in the morning. i love bread. i love cheese. did i say i love chocolate? i'm human! and the new weight watchers 360 program lets me be. the reason i'm still in this body feelin' so good isn't because i never go out and enjoy the extra large, extra cheese world we live in. it's because i do. and you can too. because when a weight loss program is built for human nature you can expect amazing. introducing the new weight watchers 360 program. join for free and expect amazing. because it works. . >>> doctors say secretary of state hillary clinton is making excellent congress as she r
obama and mitt romney, his opponent in the presidential election. does president obama have a mandate? if he says, i want you to vote for this, democrats, that you should vote for it? guest: the president was clear he wanted to maintain the quarter million dollar ceiling. he gave ground on that. but it was as clear a policy statement as possible and mr. romney and mr. ryan posed, i guess, sort of a contrast, although they got fuzzy toward the end when it's kind of hard as mr. romney was reinventing himself but what he said for most of the campaign was diametrically opposed to what the president has proposed here. the american public saw it, the american public decided and as i say, it wasn't just the presidential election, but it was overwhelmingly in terms of senate and the house, more than a million americans cast their votes for democrats. there was somewhat of a mandate, i think, in anybody's opinion, which is one of the reasons why it might have been useful if we had seized on this moment for other areas of reform and getting rid of the continuing deloifed debt ceiling. host: hea
progressives? some are upset with the deal they say president obama gave too much away. that he should have used his re-election victory to hammer opponents. we'll get a critique from left. >>> also the one guy you don't want to be is john boehner. he's under fire from both democrats and republicans for not helping victims of sandy. >>> plus secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a blood clot near her brain. so much for her critics on the far right who suggested she was faking being sick to avoid testifying about benghazi. >>> and let me finish with the reason it's hard to avoid a fiscal cliff. we begin with whether anyone really won in the fiscal cliff standoff. howard fineman is the director for the "huffington post" media group, steven walsh with the wall street journal. let's look at who came out the winner on this fight. on the right there's some significant disagreement. here's what bill kristol wrote just before the house vote. quote, politically republicans are escaping with a better outcome than they might have expected. and president
of -- various forms of political radicalism that president obama and the argument failed in the last election that those things remit a legacy that the american should reject. norman has has given some dwhrad american greatness can been -- [inaudible] some support principles of the american constitutional order, and you called for a principle of mode ration -- moderation. do any of those add up to another great line the kind that whittaker chambers was able to draw for us and see american conservativism? >> well, i think you pose a very, very difficult problem. the bright line that chambers drew did not hold all that firmly even then. there were violent arguments about what substituted patriotism, local -- loyalty, nobody argued that espionage was a good thing, but the accusation was always made that all of this stuff was an attempt to discredit liberalism and the new deal, and we now have, in our on time, we have heard it said not since obama was in office, but that disdense is the highest form of patriotism. i don't buy that. [laughter] i don't buy it at automatic. and of course, the democr
center and not play these games. the american people don't want it. president obama won re-election campaigning for the middle class. this keeps those priorities and we ought to support it. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from michigan, mr. camp, continues to reserve. the gentleman from michigan, mr. levin. mr. levin: i yield two minutes to danny davis who will soon be joining us on ways and means. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. davis: i have never seen a compromise where everybody got everything that they wanted or liked everything that they got. i certainly don't like everything that i see in this bill. a and i certainly didn't get everything that i wanted, but i do like the fact that senior citizens can go to the doctors because they're being paid a reasonable rate. i don't like the fact that some of the health programs in my communities in disproportionate hospitals all across the country are being cut. i just got two phone calls a few minutes ago from two constituents, one from oak park, illinoi
, mr. president, did you try? we don't have those hard hitting reporters when it comes to obama. >> they want access to washington, d.c.. if you want to have access your not going to have a hard hitting news reporter. >> but let's go to the night of the election and go to nbc. why was he thankful for hurricane sandy? watch this. >> good work for them. good work for him. a good day for america. i'm so glad we had that storm last week. i think the storm is one of those things politically bringing in possibilities for good policy. >> thank god for that storm. >> do you know what? that is so typical of the left. it's politics over everything else. and people suffered great devastation. all matthews can think about is how it might have helped ob yaum yachl had we said anything like that, that would have been... >> and then, chris matthews you have a man who people did agree with him and here here he is saying political advantages of a storm that nearly wiped out a town. >> it's sick. >> i think that we have to realize with the media is that you may have reported it's for years libera
, democrats hosted their convention in charlotte, north carolina. and president obama and vice president biden accepted their nominations for re-election. on september the 11th, gunmen killed the u.s. ambassador to libya chris stevens and three other americans at the american consulate in benghazi. >> they had a mission. and they believed in it. they knew the danger and they accepted it. >> u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, used intelligence agency's talking points to tie the violence to worldwide protests over an american made anti-islam film. the attack later linked to terrorism and some on capitol hill accused the administration of covering up the truth. though there is no evidence of that. in the midst of that controversy, president obama and governor mitt romney squared off in three debates while both joe biden and paul ryan came out swinging at their one and only vice presidential debated. israeli president benjamin netanyahu addressed the united nations to renew his calls for drawing a red line on iran's nuclear program. the white house said all options are on the table but stopp
't get confused for a minute that barack obama and his team wouldn't attack mitt romney on that during a general election if he makes it that way. if nothing else we are doing him a favor by exposing him early on so that he can neither figure out how to defend that or more portly, and better for my perspective, he is not the nominee to begin with. >> rush limbaugh did call a loss to the prostitute for wanting to have insurance cover for her contraception and i presume you wouldn't be that as either entertaining. >> of course, not. as i said before. again, and i am not going to stand -- i don't want to spend my time talking about how we can grow the economy. what i would like to talk about it is governor romney out there for almost a year telling the people that republican primary that he never advocated that romney care would be a federal model. he never advocated for an individual mandate that a government that the federal level require people to buy insurance. and now we find on several occasions in the past week article after article, interview after interview where governor romney
that barack obama and his team wouldn't attack mitt romney on that during a general election if he makes it that way. if nothing else we are doing him a favor by exposing him early on so that he can neither figure out how to defend that or more portly, and better for my perspective, he is not the nominee to begin with. >> rush limbaugh did call a loss to the prostitute for wanting to have insurance cover for her contraception and i presume you wouldn't be that as either entertaining. >> of course, not. as i said before. again, and i am not going to stand -- i don't want to spend my time talking about how we can grow the economy. what i would like to talk about it is governor romney out there for almost a year telling the people that republican primary that he never advocated that romney care would be a federal model. he never advocated for an individual mandate that a government that the federal level require people to buy insurance. and now we find on several occasions in the past week article after article, interview after interview where governor romney tested that in 2009. to me that
for a minute that barack obama and his team wouldn't attack mitt romney on that during a general election if he makes it that way. if nothing else we are doing him a favor by exposing him early on so that he can neither figure out how to defend that or more portly, and better for my perspective, he is not the nominee to begin with. >> rush limbaugh did call a law student a prostitute for wanting to have insurance cover for her contraception and i presume you wouldn't be that as either entertaining. >> of course, not. as i said before. again, and i am not going to stand -- i don't want to spend my time talking about how we can grow the economy. what i would like to talk about it is governor romney out there for almost a year telling the people that republican primary that he never advocated that romney care would be a federal model. he never advocated for an individual mandate that a government that the federal level require people to buy insurance. and now we find on several occasions in the past week article after article, interview after interview where governor romney tested that in 2009. to
because obama won reelection. me being a conservative democrat, as republicans, what are you doing? you are playing with people's money. it does not get any deeper than that. understand you lost the election from a presidential standpoint, but in the end, we need to get money going, get the country going. we need truth job creation. republicans are so hellbent on punishing any state or the people or demographics of people who did not vote for mitt romney, they will do anything they can to punish anybody. this is a fiscal cliff. you are playing with people's money. for the true republicans, if you understand how i believe, and you need to get the party back in order. my being a conservative democrat, you lost my vote. you want to push ideology that does not work. the majority of the american people did not vote for it. wake up and worked for the people. you are playing with people's money. host: would you have voted for the fiscal cliff? caller: yes, i would. we need to get the people's money going. we need to keep the country going. if republicans don't understand that, they are going t
in opposing obama and the trouble really started after the 2010 elections when republicans took over the house, and you started to see a little bit of division in the way that boehner and cantor wanted to lead the gop conference. the real breaking points or the staurlt of the tension was when eric cantor in 2011 was negotiating with vice president biden over the fiscal issues and he learned that boehner had been secretly meeting with obama in a set of parallel discussions, and cantor felt blindsided by that, and that started palace intrigue that lasted through much of 2011 where boehner and cantor were not on the same page in resolving the budget issues and cantor felt boehner was going too far in the negotiations with president obama and cantor was joined by paul ryan, the head of the budget committee, and in opposing boehner's attempt to reach a deal with obama. fast-forward a fu months, wolf, into 2012, and the boehner and cantor relationship seems to be just fine up until the election and through the last few weeks, until yesterday when for the first time we see a public break and the two
mandates from the election. one, president obama had a mandate to raise taxes on the wealthy. secondly, the house republicans had a mandate to cut spending, all right? and thirdly, the american people gave everybody a mandate to start solving problems. look, chuck must be wrong on this, all right? i have respect, check, but we need to make sure that what he predicts is not true. but the only way that that's going to happen is if you change how you play in the game. and what has to happen is the president has to use the bull y pulpit to go directly to the american facts with the truth, the tough choices. that people are willing to accept tough choices on insurance programs, taxes, defense and other spending if it's part of a comprehensive plan they deem to be fair. and i absolutely believe we can get more progress with more rather than less. >> the bigger actually the better. >> joe -- well, it should be, of course. >> it gives cover for more -- >> exactly. >> i'm just telling you what we've learned. the political reality is, you need to have someone in leadership that is willing to --
election and the , thatsion of obama'scacare it seem to get a bad rap as a government takeover. it seems like the opposite, an effort to make the private marketplace function better, with better rules. i would like to hear from you if you agree that it is in fact a market-centered effort and not a government takeover. >> -that, at the higher -- where the dollars will be spent, on the insurance side, there will be a higher cost. more people will be covered. but it will be costing the american individual more dollars because of the risk profile is changing. we probably will not be as active in the individual exchange market as others will be. but you will see an increase in that regard. the reason why i say that is that it did not come out in the health care reform debate and a lot of knowledgeable people in the back, raising that. -- in the back room are raising that. i think where the reform helps is in the demonstration areas. you do not see a lot of that coming out today. they really encourage electronic connectivity through bringing electronic medical records to the provider. and they
from the democratic party. the results of the last election proved one thing. barack obama by any historical standards on the economy had a terrible record, ok and he banked that there were a lot of people addicted and i say addicted to government programs and they re-elected him. but the republican party is going to survive as a party. as reagan said, we need clear and bold distinction. let the democrats be the party of big government. we are either going to resolve this problem or we're going to repeat mistakes that japan and greece has done. there will come a point we will not be able to protect the american people. host: how would you have voted on the fiscal cliff bill? caller: i know some would have been disappointed, i would have voted no. we need to make this government accountable. there has been 30 years of spending and we never get any resolution. swing state voter and ohio and you know the role you played in the presidential election. after last night, do you see a clear distinction between republicans and democrats? caller: a lot of republicans voted against this bil
of leadership, he has been re elected, he has four years left. and this will be part of his legacy, the failure to step up and do the big thing when he could. >> president obama promising to deal with the spending cuts, and yesterday, he warned republicans about getting into another political squabble. so how do average americans feel about the fiscal cliff deal? beth parker stopped by locallo diner where customers were dishing their thoughts. >> and how do you want youry eggs? >> reporter: they are working 24 hours a day at bob and edith's diner in arlington. the customers which congressi would do the staple. >> i'm really upset with congress right now.ig i just feel like it's a complete failure. >> reporter: they watched thethe nation edge towards the fiscal cliff. >> i've been in suspence the whole time, like i wonder what's going to happen. >> reporter: what happened, was a deal, sort of.a >> i know we got a deal, but in two t months we'll have to go through it again. >> reporter: there's plenty ofy blame to go around. >> men with power and people whh don't walk in the shoes of thet every
. >> bill: i have given miller's election take a lot of thought. and i disagree with him. i believe traditional america can come back but it will take a very special person to make that happen. let's look at what happened. president obama received about 62 million votes. 11% less than he got in 2008. so he is slipping in popularity. mitt romney endedo up with 3.3 million fewer votes than thett president, close, but romney got 2% fewer votes than johnne mccain garnered in 2008. by any poor performance. mccain was running right into a recession. it was more about romney's failure to build on mccain's vote than obama doing anything. are stronger candidate would have defeated theb president. mr. obama won the woman vote. blacks and asians. the hispanic vote that really nailed romney. 71% of latinos voted for the president. that was a difference in florida, virginia, colorado, and nevada. other states were impacted as well.ol romney took white males and independents by significant margins. when you punch it all up together. when you bunch it up, it was anhe entitlement vote this year. am
an election won't bring about an election on its own. what we fought for in 2012, we've got to fight just as hard for in 2013. >> we've got to fight just as hard in 2013. president obama in a video released today getting ready to take action this year and beyond. we know the right won't stop coming. we know they'll try to block and suppress and rig. but the fight goes on. the president is ready to fight for tax reform, gun control, immigration reform and climate change. it's bold in its ambition. ambitious. but i want this to be about real people. real americans. forget washington, this is about fairness. this is about keeping our streets safe. it's about real families wondering about their futures. >> joining me now, ryan grimm, washington chief for "the huffing ton post." thank you both for joining me. >> ryan, let's get right to the next big fight. the debt ceiling. the president drew a line in the sand. last night. how do you see it playing out. >> you know, i part with a lot of people in washington on this question. and i think that the president is extremely serious about this commi
to stop them, especially in 2010, under the obama administration, when they took a very hands off attitude saying we're not going to get involved in the outcome of the iraqi political debate, we just want a free and fair election. well, to my mind, that is a mistake. it's proven to be a mistake in practice allowing, essentially, pro-iranian elements to seize power in iraqi, but it's really a mistake not made by the fore bearers in the days of the cold war. in the early days of the cold war, the truman and eisenhower administration did not take the attitude, we don't care if communism comes to power in france, italy, or japan, as long as there's fair elections, that's all we care about. that was not their attitude. in fact, they were willing to pour covert american funds into political campaigns which, on some level could be seen as prejudice to the free and fair elections, which i think they under correctly to be in the long term interest to preserve democracy and freedom in those countries. we have to rethink the checks we put on our behavior today where we are terrified of having the cia
difference, of course, presidential elections bring out broad representative samples of the electorate. midterm elections are narrow and in ten seconds of the electorate and party members were angered toward president obama. they have an overwhelmingly bree preneural background and they got a message of problem solving from the voters. they want problem solving. hopefully they will affect behavior. >> tell us about the group here. you have two more democrats in the senate, eight more in the republican-controlled house. do we think there's more room for compromise and they're the kind of group that's going to bhaf the same way the last did, which is procrastinate, p procrastina procrastinate. how will the behavior change if at all? >> let's hope not. the last-minute flurry of dealing to defuse the time bomb that congress set themselves for the fiscal cliff is inexcusable. they are going to have challenges early on, because right now we have kicked the can to late february/early march when the debt ceiling is coming do you and the sequestration cuts. there's a large focus to congressiona
it says. this win on the tax vote is a short-term victory for president obama. as you correctly pointed out. long-term, it's bad policy and the the american people who are already very cynical will hold the president accountable, the mid term elections could be a disaster for the democrats and the president. stuart: i put it to you, that your centrist wing of the democrat party virtually no longer exists. >> that's correct. it's very sad, but those of us in the middle and stuart, sometimes we're allies and other times not. it's hard to be in the middle when there is no middle. >> a quick comment on the stories in the new york post, they say we may build the keystone pipeline and that's why lisa jackson is leaving the epa, your comment. >> two reactions, if we build the keystone pipeline, that's terrific, terrific for domestic energy and for breaking our link to overseas automatic. and if she goes because of that, my attitude would be good riddance. >> why is the president, i mean, this is just something that may happen. >> right. stuart: why may it happen now and not before the election
Search Results 0 to 41 of about 42 (some duplicates have been removed)